Team preview: Oklahoma State

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2005 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 16, 2005
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COACH AND PROGRAM

One of Oklahoma State's own, Mike Gundy, takes over for Les Miles, who succeeded Nick Saban at LSU.

Gundy, a four-year starter who quarterbacked the Cowboys to a pair of 10-win seasons in 1987 and 1988 before ending his career as the school's all-time passing leader, has been a member of the OSU coaching staff for 10 of the last 14 seasons.

While the 37-year-old Gundy has never been a head coach on the collegiate level, he has served two stints as the school's offensive coordinator, including all four years of the Miles era (2001-04).

"I couldn't be happier that Mike Gundy is our new football coach," OSU President David Schmidly said. "I am totally confident that he will take our program to new levels of success. He will lead an aggressive young staff that will bring new excitement to OSU football."